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Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports continued its robust performance in October 2021, with a new high

2021-11-23

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports continued its robust performance in October 2021, with a new high

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 35.9% to US$ 1,160.62 Million in October 2021 compared to October 2020 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. Exports maintained above one billion for the fifth time this year.

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EDB Assist Farmer Groups to Obtain Organic Certification to Facilitate Export Market Access

2021-11-11

EDB Assist Farmer Groups to Obtain Organic Certification to Facilitate Export Market Access

The demand for organic food products is continuously increasing due to the growing interest in markets such as EU, USA, Middle East, Japan, and China. Among the producing countries, Sri Lanka maintains a reputation as a reliable producer and supplier  of organic agricultural products adhering to the internationally required organic standards such as “EU Organic”, “USDA”, “JAS” etc.   Even during COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka has received considerable amount of orders for organic food products such as tea, spices, coconut kernel products, jack fruit products, traditional rice, kithul treacle etc. As a result, increasing the supply base of organic food products to serve the foreign orders on time is necessary to bring more foreign currency to the country. Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, and Australia are the main markets for these products. Even though our farmers/processors follow organic agricultural and processing practices, the products will not be marketed as “organic” unless it is verified and certified by a third-party-accredited certification body.

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24th Presidential Export Awards on 26 November

2021-11-04

24th Presidential Export Awards on 26 November

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is planning to hold the 24th Presidential Export Awards Ceremony for the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21 on 26th November 2021 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of His Excellency the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.  

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Exports earns nearly one billion dollars in September 2021

2021-10-29

Exports earns nearly one billion dollars in September 2021

Sri Lanka’s merchandize exports in September 2021 recorded US$ 995.8 Mn as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. 

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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - August 2021

2021-09-22

Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - August 2021

Sri Lanka’s merchandize exports in August 2021 recorded an increase of 14.4 % to US$ 1,083.56 Mn as compared to US$ 947.2 Mn recorded in August 2020 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. 

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24th Presidential Export Awards Ceremony to be held on 26th November 2021 at BMICH

2021-08-23

24th Presidential Export Awards Ceremony to be held on 26th November 2021 at BMICH

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is planning to hold the 24rh Presidential Export Awards Ceremony for the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21 on 26th November 2021 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of His Excellency the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - July 2021

2021-08-20

Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - July 2021

Sri Lanka’s exports have surpassed the $ 1 billion mark in July after four months’ time period where the similar achievement was only recorded in March during this year.

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Lankan Embassy in Germany holds webinar on ‘Finding a Market for Agri Products in EU

2021-08-20

Lankan Embassy in Germany holds webinar on ‘Finding a Market for Agri Products in EU

A webinar on ‘Finding a Market for Agri Products in EU’ with a special focus on organic markets, organised by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in collaboration with the Import Promotion Desk of Germany and Export Development Board of Sri Lanka was held on 29 July, with over 200 participants across large to SME Agri sector exporters.

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EDB Chief raises concerns over shortage of containers for export shipments

2021-08-12

EDB Chief raises concerns over shortage of containers for export shipments

The Export Development Board (EDB) raised concerns on the shortage of containers as a result of multiple global supply chain bottlenecks.

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EDB organizes stakeholder forum on organic agricultural exports

2021-07-29

EDB organizes stakeholder forum on organic agricultural exports

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in association with the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) under the guidance of the Ministry of Trade organized a stakeholder forum on organic agricultural exports, which was chaired by Trade Minister Hon Bandula Gunawardena, on 27th July at NSBM Green University.

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Exploring market opportunities in India through Amazon.in

2021-07-21

Exploring market opportunities in India through Amazon.in

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi, India jointly organized an online briefing session with Amazon India (www.amazon.in) on 29th June, 2021, to explore the digital marketing opportunities available for the Sri Lankan exporters in the Indian market via the highly reputed e-commerce platform; amazon.in.

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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - June 2021

2021-07-20

Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - June 2021

As per the latest statistics released by the Sri Lanka Customs, the export sector performance has been able to maintain its upward trend in June 2021 with exports increasing by 9.41 % to US$ 978.2 Mn compared to June 2020. This upward trend was evident year-on-year for the last four months.

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Webinar on “EU Market Trends in Agri Products Sector” organized by Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany

2021-07-05

Webinar on “EU Market Trends in Agri Products Sector” organized by Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany

A webinar on “EU Market Trends in Agri Products Sector” organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in collaboration with the Import Promotion Desk of Germany and Export Development Board of Sri Lanka was held on 30 June, 2021 with a view to educating Sri Lankan exporters on trends in the processed food, natural ingredients and fresh produce sectors, who wished to enter or expand in the German and wider EU market.

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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - May 2021

2021-06-22

Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - May 2021

Sri Lanka’s export sector performance has been able to managed its growth momentum in May 2021 with the challenges of this pandemic.  “We are happy to see that export levels are reaching fast to the pre-Covid 19 levels despite the continuous multiple challenges faced by our exporters with intermittent travel restrictions and local area isolations. Maximum efforts are be taken to secure the export orders in hand while attracting new orders to the country – the responsibility of the authorities are to facilitate the exporters in every possible way to keep them operating”, Chairman, EDB.

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Awareness webinar on exporting merchandise to Australia

2021-06-16

Awareness webinar on exporting merchandise to Australia

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka to Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania together with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and the Sri Lanka and Australia Chamber of Commerce (SLACC) organised a webinar titled – Exporting to Australia – What you need to know - on the 20th May, 2021. Kalum De Silva, President of SLACC, moderated the session. He is the founding national president of SLACC.

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EDB Supports Farmers and Processors to obtain Sri Lanka Organic Certification

2021-05-28

EDB Supports Farmers and Processors to obtain Sri Lanka Organic Certification

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is implementing an assistance scheme to enable farmers and processors in Sri Lanka to obtain organic certification as per the Sri Lanka Organic Standard - SLS 1324:2018. The certificates will be issued by the certification institutes accredited for SLS 1324:2018 by the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB).

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EDB plans revision to 2021 export target

2021-05-24

EDB plans revision to 2021 export target

EDB Chairman Suresh de Mel stated that the export target would certainly witness a revision due to the week-long travel restrictions that have come into effect and several areas being caught under the isolation. However, he said it is too premature to assess the impact or divulge the revised target. He noted that the revision is ‘absolutely necessary’.

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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - April 2021

2021-05-20

Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - April 2021

Sri Lanka’s export performance continued its upward momentum in the first three months of 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic induced lockdown last year, exports were contracted by a record 64.63 per cent in April 2020. However in April this year, exports grew up by 183 per cent to US$ 798.9 Mn in comparison to the previous year.

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EDB supports exporters to continue operations during latest travel restrictions and lockdowns of certain areas in the country

2021-05-15

EDB supports exporters to continue operations during latest travel restrictions and lockdowns of certain areas in the country

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has made arrangements to facilitate export-oriented industries based on the circulars issued by the Government Health Authorities to continue operations of their activities during lockdown of specific areas in the country and inter-provincial travel restrictions subject to stringent health regulations.

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Webinar on “Accelerating Growth of Food Sector” Buyer –Seller Meet between Sri Lanka and Singapore

2021-05-06

Webinar on “Accelerating Growth of Food Sector” Buyer –Seller Meet between Sri Lanka and Singapore

As an initiative of FYIstival South Asia Edition of Global Connect at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), a webinar on “Accelerating Growth of Food Sector and a Buyer Seller Meet” was organised together with Enterprise Singapore and the Sri Lanka High Commission on 27th April 2021.

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